Whether you love drama, crime or comedy, Netflix is buzzing with all your favourite genres right now. Grab your takeout, popcorn and treats and start streaming some of the most iconic shows available. Here’s 32 of the most binge-worthy Netflix shows to watch in New Zealand this month ahead.
1. Anatomy Of A Scandal
This British series is currently number one in various countries globally after only a few days of release. Starring Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse and Rupert Friend as parliamentary minister James Whitehouse, a happily married couple. However, a sex scandal secret comes to light unravelling their perfect family life.
2. Our Great National Parks
Follow former American president Barack Obama on this five part documentary series about the world’s most beautiful national parks and wildlife. From Hawaii to Kenya, there’s plenty of interesting stories to keep viewers entertained.
3. Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story
This horrific true documentary series tells the tale of one of the UK’s most famous TV stars turned sex offender – Jimmy Savile. Shortly before his death in 2011, an investigation found more than 450 allegations of abuse and sexual assault with victims as young as five.
4. Stranger Things 4
On May 27, the first volume of the fourth installment of Stranger Things finally comes to our Netflix screens. It picks up after six months since the battle in Starcourt, which almost destroyed Hawkins. The friends are separated for the first time, attending different High Schools, with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in California having no powers. However, danger still lurks calling them home.
Expect all your favourite characters to return in Season 2 along with new faces. Additionally, this season focuses on Daphne’s brother, the wild Viscount Anthony, who is in desperate need of a suitor to settle down. Although, Lady Whistleton is listening and watching everything.
6. Pieces Of Her
Developed from the best-selling book by Karin Slaughter, this Netflix shows is a story about a daughter who discovers on her 30th birthday that her mother really isn’t the woman she thought she was her whole life. In an effort to uncover the mystery of her mother, she goes on a journey to learn about her past.
This engaging American thriller series was first released in 2011. Watch season one to eight which starts out with CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) suspecting an American Prisoner of War, who returns home after eight years in captivity, is plotting against American with Al-Qaeda. Indeed, one of the greatest shows to watch on Netflix.
8. Life After Death with Tyler Henry
This reality TV show follows iconic clairvoyant and star of Hollywood Medium, Tyler Henry. Still on his journey to offer closure and clarity from the departed, the series also follows his own personal and family’s past, particularly with his mom, in a shocking story.
9. Formula 1: Drive To Survive
Watch ten episodes of highly-anticipated season four of this Netflix documentary show. It features a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the making of Formula 1 racing, along with exclusive insight into the lives of the drivers and team in this high-stakes racing game.
10. The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window
Woah that title was a mouthful to say! Starring Kristen Bell as Anna, who spends her time looking out the window, drinking too much wine. After witnessing a murder from her window, she goes on a mission to solve the crime. With plenty of twists and turns, you’ll be on the edge of your seat.
11. All Of Us Are Dead
This coming-of-age Korean horror series has become a popular watch on Netflix. Packed with heart-stopping action, it follows students who must escape their high school after a student is infected by a virus, turning people into zombies. Featuring themes like love and social inequalities and a diverse range of characters…this one is unmissable on Netflix New Zealand.
12. The Sinner S4
Excitingly, Detective Harry Ambrose is back for a fourth season of this crime drama, investigating various horrific murder cases done by seemingly ordinary people, from adults to children. But, this time the spotlight is on him.
First released in 2018, this fantastic series by the creators of Lost, is a must-watch. Shockingly, 191 flight passengers are presumed dead when their flight (unknowing to them) goes missing. Then, they land in New York after five years. However, they learn disturbing realities and that life has moved ahead without them.
14. The Witcher
If you liked Game Of Thrones, you’ll love this show. It follows the story of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), who is a monster hunter with special powers. In a world full of wicked people, season two examines life after the Battle of Sodden when Geralt takes Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) to a safehouse, away from evil kings, elves, wicked humans and demons who battle for power outside.
15. Selling Sunset
Watch season one to four follows top real estate brokers in LA at the luxurious The Oppenheim Group. Certainly, these powerful women will do what it takes to reach the top, no matter who or what gets in the way. Prepare for dreamy scenes of Hollywood Hills, iconic houses, shocking relationships, and much more.
16. Emily In Paris
If you haven’t jumped on the Emily In Paris hype, time to binge-watch Season one and two of this Emmy-nominated series. Chicago marketing executive, Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), works for her company’s team in Paris. From fashion to travel, feminism and romance…it has all the ingredients to make us totally jealous as we pine for an international escape.
This supernatural series illustrates a cult with twisted beliefs called The New Truth. They recruit people for a broadcasted trip to hell. Meanwhile, mysterious hellish angels that take the form of gorillas tend to appear out of nowhere to kill condemned individuals. If Squid Game didn’t sweep you off your feet, this k-drama should do the trick.
18. Narcos: Mexico
This is the third and final season installment of the Narcos spin-off. Set in the 1990s, season three follows the Mexican drug war that breaks out after Miguel Angel Felix’s imprisonment. It showcases the brutality of murder, the emergence of new drug cartels in a flawed political environment, escalating violence, and a new generation of Mexican drug key players. Definitely, one of the best new Netflix shows in New Zealand.
19. The Chestnut Man
From the creators of The Killing, comes this spine chilling crime thriller series. Set in Copenhagen, it follows a vicious murderer who leaves clues of a doll, matchsticks and chestnuts at each crime scene. Two detectives race against the clock to try and stop this killer, whose victims seem to be mothers only. Definitely, a must-watch on Netflix New Zealand.
20. Money Heist
The world’s greatest heist has come to an end with five seasons. Set in Spain, watch as the criminal mastermind, The Professor (Alvaro Morte) plans a robbery on the Royal Mint of Spain and the Bank of Spain. Certainly, you’ll feel the tension through epic performances by iconic Spanish actors. Indeed, you need to binge-watch all episodes on Netflix New Zealand.
21. Locke & Key
In season one, after defeating darkness and awakening their magic powers in their ancestral home, Keyhouse. The Locke siblings are seen enjoying their time, until the demon they defeated in season one makes a comeback. Certainly, their free time quickly takes a dark twist. Starring Conor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, and more.
22. Squid Game
This disturbing but clever Korean drama series needs no introduction. Follow a group of cash-strapped individuals as they compete in survival games, to win $55 million and a chance to have a clean slate afterward. However, they soon learn that only one person will survive the games.
The world is absorbing this new Netflix show that follows a young mother, Alex (Margaret Qualley), after she flees an abusive relationship. To support herself and her 3-year old daughter, Maddy, she takes on a cleaning job. Based on true events, this Netflix shows story is insightful, thought-provoking and relatable.
Binge season one to four on Netflix now, because season five is coming soon. Escape to the madness of the rich Carrington world, with Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies), Blake (Grant Show), and more, as things get hectic, from family rivalries to vicious schemes and murders. Things are not want they seem at Carrington Mansion. Indeed, it’s just the show to get you laughing your head off this month.
This compelling series follows a perfect father and husband, Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier), who mysteriously goes missing. Suddenly, a video appears online of Nick beaten and holding a card stating: ”I abuse women. At 5 million views, I die”. As his loved ones scramble to find him, they uncover dark secrets about Nick. We don’t want to spoil anything else, so get the popcorn out, and start watching this fantastic Netflix show now.
26. You Season 3
This American psychological thriller first hit screens back in 2018. Expect ex New York bookstore manager, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), running from his murderous past, living in a Californian suburb with his new wife, Love (Victoria Pedretti) and newborn son. But Joe is unable to keep his toxic obsessions and infatuations at bay, and becomes interested in their next door neighbour.
27. Sex Education
This sex comedy drama series follows a teenage boy, Otis (Asa Butterfield) with an embarrassing sex therapist mother (Gillian Anderson). Otis, with help from a classmate, secretly and mistakenly sets up a sex therapy clinic at school in exchange for money which leads the storyline to follow. Indeed, the roll-off-the-couch-laughing type of humour you need this weekend.
28. The Serpent
This surreal series is based on true events that took place in the 1970s along the hippie trail in South East Asia. Indeed, Charles Sobhraj was a master murderer and con artist who posed as a gem dealer. Sadly, he committed an array of crimes, and preyed on innocent travellers, along with the help of his girlfriend. Tahar Rahim gives a breathtaking performance as Charles, who is eventually brought to justice.
29. Outer Banks 2
This series follows a group of teens in Outer Banks in North Carolina, who uncover secrets along with hidden gold in their hometown, which leads to devastating consequences. In Season two, you’ll find John B (Chase Stokes) and Sarah (Madelyn Cline) hiding out in the Bahamas with everyone at home believing they are dead. We don’t want to spoil it so watch this unbeatable series!
30. Virgin River Season 3
In Season one, Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge) uprooted her city life to become a midwife and nurse in a tiny California town, Virgin River. She quickly learns that she gets more than she bargained for, which leads the way for an epic storyline for three seasons to follow. Consequently, prepare for the biggest cliffhanger yet. Certainly, one of the best Netflix shows to binge-watch.
Another one of the most brilliant Netflix shows to watch. Catchup on five seasons beginning with three teenagers who get a scholarship to an exclusive private school in Madrid. However, a clash between them and the wealthier students leads to murder. Certainly, this sets the story to span over five seasons.
32. Ginny & Georgia
Following an awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her 30-year-old free-spirited mother, Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) who yearn to settle down after years on the run. However, Georgia’s past threatens any sort of possibility of a normal life. Indeed, one of the most addictive Netflix shows in New Zealand right now.